March 20, 2013

Ten earn NFHCA Academic honors

Ten members of the Denison field hockey team were named to the 2012 SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic Squad.

Senior Katherine Ireland highlighted the list of Big Red honorees as the only four-year recipient of the award.  Fellow senior Brittany Benson joined Ireland on the squad along with juniors Alex B. Berman, Mia Day, Karla Dixon and Katie McMahon.  Sophomore Courtney Testani and freshmen Allie Bacon, Kate Hackett and Rachel Mabie rounded out the list of Denison award winners.

To qualify for the national academic squad, the student-athlete must have achieved a cumulate GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

Denison closed out the year with a 15-6 record and finished second in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings with a 10-4 mark.  DU also reached the NCAC Tournament finals for the second-consecutive season.